Nesconset ex-marine arraigned on kidn...

Nesconset ex-marine arraigned on kidnapping charges

There are 237 comments on the Newsday.com story from Oct 20, 2006, titled Nesconset ex-marine arraigned on kidnapping charges. In it, Newsday.com reports that:

After snatching her from her bicycle, Michael Burkhardt handcuffed a 10-year-old girl in the back of his car and taped her mouth and eyes shut even as the child cried for her mother, prosecutors said today as ...

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oh jeezes

Hollywood, FL

#25 Jan 6, 2007
omg this is not funny but haha hehe to what people write.lets say my friend helps the home less but he kills some guy (ooohhh no he so nice he is not guilty)this didn't really happen but if some one does somthing they have done somthing.omg wowee i love the marines to that does not mean he is not guilty!!!!!!!!
oh jeezes

Hollywood, FL

#26 Jan 6, 2007
this not funny but haha hehe come on wowee

what if he goes up to the girl and says "im in the marines its ok come with me"

tell me that!!!!!!
life sentence for her

AOL

#27 Jan 6, 2007
Wether this girl was taken and then let go or raped and then let go it doesn't matter. I have a 10 year old daughter and I can imagine how that little girl felt. Even if she was taken and let go what do you think it was like for her to have her mouth and eyes taped shut? She will never be O.K now. She will live with this the rest of her life. This man NEEDS to be locked up for good. God Bless this little girl.
nameless

Bohemia, NY

#28 Jan 6, 2007
i agree the man needs to be locked up forever. He's a creep that prays on younger girls and will do anything to make himself appear younger so the underage girls will go for him. He caused alot of pain for so many people and he's getting what he deserves.
oh jeezes

Hollywood, FL

#29 Jan 7, 2007
there right and i hope she will do good!!!
Wowee

AOL

#30 Jan 7, 2007
Oh Jeezes- I am glad you spell it differently- I have only this to say to you and people like you who judge without knowing the truth:
"Each of us is given a share of darkness. We lose our health, our jobs, our REPUTATIONS, our homes. Our loved ones die before we are ready to let them go. There is injustice and poverty and we don't know how to make a difference. We lsoe out trust in our leaders, our confidence that our lives have meaning. We even lose our faith.

The glory of the star is only evident at ight. The darker the night, the brighter the star shines. Just so, the light of Christ is evident of the midst of TRIAL. The deeper our suffering, the brighter is the light of Christ."
nameless

Bohemia, NY

#31 Jan 7, 2007
some people need to think before they speak if they think man is a good person cause personally i know he isnt and what i say is the god honest truth. This man certainly lived a life of lies who caused people great deal of pain to the girl abducted and also to every single girl he molested. hmm some former marine you got there.
Stop

Brooklyn, NY

#32 Jan 7, 2007
this guy isn't some monster...he has a wife and family...you should all stop making judgments on a person/situation you know nothing about. you don't know this person, nor any of the evidence in the case. last time i checked, our justice system operated by the premise of innocent until proven guilty. if you have something to say to the police, then take care of it. otherwise, stop pretending to be the moral pinnacle of society. you have no business posting garbage on a blog, just to smear a person's name for the sake of gossip.
NYC

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#34 Jan 8, 2007
NAMELESS: You vented and your angry...but you needed to do that. I guess you have every right to be. A lot has happened and lot of people have got hurt. The key to this story is everyone's been hurt unexpected. A lot of us are victims. We think life is going smooth and someone abuses it and takes advantage of us. All the people who had horrible things happen to them and the family who never knew the double life their own family member lived. So in this case I feel sorry for all. As for the person in Smithtown sounding off and sounding so protective your right it is most probably a family/friend. Their probably very shocked imagine how his wife feels!!! I've had something horrible and senseless happen in my own family and I learned a very valuable lesson -
ALL OF US NEED TO LEARN TO THINK AND MAKE DECISIONS LOGICALLY INSTEAD OF MAKING DECISIONS OUT OF EMOTION. WE"RE VICTIMS BUT ONLY FOR A MOMENT. LETS NOT LET THE INSANITY OF ANOTHER PERSON AFFFECT US FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES.
I've become a much better person for it and it has relieved a lot of anger. Everyone is a victim here even his family. Some people choose to wear blinders...they never want to see wants truly there. In time the truth will come out...and only pray will heal.
nameless wrote:
"stop" why dont u mind your own business...cause i know ur on his side either a family memeber or a friend of a family member....oh believe me the cops know all about how much of a creep he is...and he is a monster...u can all sit there and be in denial all you want. If he was soo innocent why is his bail still $1 million dollars hmm.... just proves even more how much of a monster he is if the judge made his bail so high in the first place, so he cant be out on the streets going after young girls. Believe me i know more than you think...so if i were you i'd just shut up.... who the hell cares if he has a wife... what a loyal husband he was to go around raping girls and molesting them....him being married doesnt mean shit, didnt mean anything to him if he was covering and keeping his marriage a secret from so many people. All of you taking his side are a bunch of sickos just like him, u all can sit there and say he's such a good man, he has a wife and a family, but dont kid yourself u didnt know him that well either cause he hid alot of shit from people even from his own FAMILY!!!!
NYC

AOL

#35 Jan 8, 2007
I don't think you relize these people sounding off aren't people who are judging... these are victims. I'm sure if you had something happen to you and your eyes where open you would never forget a face...because I know the face they can't forget! You need to walk a mile in someone elses shoes before you can shut them down.
Stop wrote:
this guy isn't some monster...he has a wife and family...you should all stop making judgments on a person/situation you know nothing about. you don't know this person, nor any of the evidence in the case. last time i checked, our justice system operated by the premise of innocent until proven guilty. if you have something to say to the police, then take care of it. otherwise, stop pretending to be the moral pinnacle of society. you have no business posting garbage on a blog, just to smear a person's name for the sake of gossip.
passing thru

AOL

#36 Jan 8, 2007
To the girls making these accusations. You sound vindictive. Were you jilted by someone and have a need to take your frustations out on someone? Do you realize the impact of you accusations and the people that are involved? I agree with the person who wrote that our justice system has a person innocent until proven guilty. I wouldn't believe anything these girls posted on this site.
nameless

Bohemia, NY

#37 Jan 8, 2007
whatever you can think what you want and u can live in denial all you want.... and i know ur a family member of his...and you know what u can go to hell if your so blind to see the real truth, why would anyone sit there and make up lies about someone, well that sounds like something he would do but he's sitting his ass in jail where he belongs. Hmm i'm surprised no one mentioned in this thing why he would even have duct tape in his car for and handcuffs if your a computer repairman, last time i checked they dont need those things to fix computers!
passing thru wrote:
To the girls making these accusations. You sound vindictive. Were you jilted by someone and have a need to take your frustations out on someone? Do you realize the impact of you accusations and the people that are involved? I agree with the person who wrote that our justice system has a person innocent until proven guilty. I wouldn't believe anything these girls posted on this site.
nameless

Bohemia, NY

#38 Jan 8, 2007
my frustation is on michael burkhardt who is a liar and creep who preys on young girls....he's done alot of bad shit to girls and he got away with so much but this time he was caught... you dont know how long i had to suffer from what he did to me and other girls as well had to suffer through. Its such a relief that i no longer have to watch my back to see if he's stalking me. Hmm if u dont like what is being said on this thing,then dont read it nor respond back to these comments... and i know all the people taking his side are family memembers and friends of his, well the little friends he has since he tried to be younger than he was to get friends.....the man is a real loser.
Wowee

AOL

#39 Jan 9, 2007
To Nameless:
Why is it that every time someone writes in Michael's defense- they are a relative? He has many supporters besides his relatives. If he hurt you, you should've reported it right away instead of waiting for this bogus charge to happen. You can benefit by talking to clergy. It is not healthy to live with hate. Hate does more damage to the vessel it's stored, than to the object on which it is poured.

This kidnapping charge has nothing to do with what you imply happened to you. Why didn't you go to the police right away instead of jumping on the bandwagon?

"Each of us is given a share of darkness. We lose our health, our jobs, our REPUTATIONS, our homes. Our loved ones die before we are ready to let them go. There is injustice and poverty and we don't know how to make a difference. We lose our trust in our leaders, our confidence that our lives have meaning. We even lose our faith.

The glory of the star is only evident at night. The darker the night, the brighter the star shines. Just so, the light of Christ is evident of the midst of TRIAL. The deeper our suffering, the brighter is the light of Christ."

Talk to your priest and get it out of your soul in a positive manner instead of spewing vile on useless blogs. Peace.
nameless

Bohemia, NY

#40 Jan 9, 2007
Its to show what type of person he is... if he can go and kidnap a little girl he is capable of doing alot more things. Maybe some people did try and report it but were harrassed by him and threated or something you never know. You dont know what goes on so why dont you just keep quiet. and no one has answered my question to why there was duct tape and handcuffs in his car if he's a computer repairman??????
Wowee wrote:
To Nameless:
Why is it that every time someone writes in Michael's defense- they are a relative? He has many supporters besides his relatives. If he hurt you, you should've reported it right away instead of waiting for this bogus charge to happen. You can benefit by talking to clergy. It is not healthy to live with hate. Hate does more damage to the vessel it's stored, than to the object on which it is poured.
This kidnapping charge has nothing to do with what you imply happened to you. Why didn't you go to the police right away instead of jumping on the bandwagon?
"Each of us is given a share of darkness. We lose our health, our jobs, our REPUTATIONS, our homes. Our loved ones die before we are ready to let them go. There is injustice and poverty and we don't know how to make a difference. We lose our trust in our leaders, our confidence that our lives have meaning. We even lose our faith.
The glory of the star is only evident at night. The darker the night, the brighter the star shines. Just so, the light of Christ is evident of the midst of TRIAL. The deeper our suffering, the brighter is the light of Christ."
Talk to your priest and get it out of your soul in a positive manner instead of spewing vile on useless blogs. Peace.
DANOS UNCLE

AOL

#41 Jan 9, 2007
nameless wrote:
Its to show what type of person he is... if he can go and kidnap a little girl he is capable of doing alot more things. Maybe some people did try and report it but were harrassed by him and threated or something you never know. You dont know what goes on so why dont you just keep quiet. and no one has answered my question to why there was duct tape and handcuffs in his car if he's a computer repairman??????
<quoted text>
I work with him and he is actually a computer repairman. He seemed so normal
Wowee

AOL

#42 Jan 9, 2007
Maybe no one answered your question, because those items were in the kidnapper's car. At least that's what the news said so try and rest dear and burn a candle for peace to reflect in the things that make you happy in life. Maybe you can pray that we don't bring our guys now into Somalia. Our country needs peace more than ever now.
nameless

Bohemia, NY

#43 Jan 9, 2007
be a wise ass.... explain to me this then... if it was not him then how come the little girl identfied him in the police line up? Believe me you would certianly remember a face like his.
Wowee wrote:
Maybe no one answered your question, because those items were in the kidnapper's car. At least that's what the news said so try and rest dear and burn a candle for peace to reflect in the things that make you happy in life. Maybe you can pray that we don't bring our guys now into Somalia. Our country needs peace more than ever now.
Higher Power

United States

#44 Jan 10, 2007
Nameless don't aggravate yourself with these people their protecting someone and either because their related or hes a friend but I really feel sorry for people who talk talk talk and never sit down and put the pieces together. Their probably embarrassed they hadn't a clue he was like this and maybe he watched there little girl at one point...and who knows what happen there. Of course they don't want to admit they allowed this to happen to their children right under their nose. Bottom line he was arrested, he wrote a confession yes wrote out a confession and was picked out of a line up. He had the yellow car that for some reason he suddenly removed the strips. Then theres the duct tape used that used to cover the poor little girls mouth and eyes....hmmm....maybe he was holding the tape for a friend and his prints got on it.
nameless wrote:
be a wise ass.... explain to me this then... if it was not him then how come the little girl identfied him in the police line up? Believe me you would certianly remember a face like his.
<quoted text>
unbelievable

AOL

#45 Jan 10, 2007
Enough already, you got your minute of fame! Go get yourselves, yes yourselves into therapy.

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